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Usb port malfunctioning

Evrytime i insert a usb device in usb port an error in dialog box appear it something like windows no disk

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  • bondi1963 May 15, 2008

    usb port malfunctioning problem My problem is,that wether i plug in to usb port with a external hard disk or with a ipod or digital camera, it shows the message "USB Device Not Recognized" Some times i plug it in and out a few times. It then suddenly dose except it . But the next time i restart my PC i have to have patience to put the plug in and out till it works again. my e-mail is

    hopefully u r able to give me info/instructions how to fix it

    I would be very greatfull if it doed work out right

    Ronald from Amsterdam

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    if i plug anything in it wont recognize it and i tried uninstalling and restarting but that didn't work.



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Look in device manager
make sure the usb has no yellow or red showing on them
if they do verify they aren't disabled then update drivers ,allow to auto install
also make sure you haven't accidently disabled USB support in bios

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How to Fix USB Device Not Recognized Error

One of the most common errors in Windows is the USB Device NotRecognized malfunction. Thankfully, this is not in any way poses athreat to the security of your system though sometimes it may causeyour system to "hang" or experience delays. The USB Device NotRecognized error simply means that your computer cannot distinguish theUSB device that is inserted in one of the USB slots of the computer.
There are different reasons why one's system gets this error. Asidefrom the attached devices at the USB slots, it is also possible thatthere is a malfunction in the host controller hardware. Moreover, thecomputer may not support the USB 2.0 that's why this error pops up atthe screen. There are also some system configurations or hardware thatare experiencing glitches as well.
But you can try different ways to resolve this error so that youwould not have to deal with the pop up message "USB Device NotRecognized".
If there is any connected USB device, gently unplug it from theslot. It might be loose that's why the error appeared. Wait for acouple of seconds before you plug the device again. Make sure that itis secured at the port.
You can also use the Device Manager so your system can scan and lookfor the new hardware. Open the Start menu then choose Run. Typedevmgmt.msc at the box then clicks Enter. Once the Action menuappeared, choose Scan for Hardware Changes. It will allow your systemto look for newly installed devices.
But if these techniques didn't resolve the error, you can tryunplugging the USB device from the port before shutting down thecomputer. Don't open it again immediately and wait for at least twentyminutes or so. However, if you still can't seem to fix the USB DeviceNot Recognized malfunction you may need to update your driver instead.You should know the website of the manufacturer so you will check outthe latest about the driver information. It would just take a couple ofminutes before you can get the updated driver information so you canstop the error from appearing from time to time.

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When the flash memory device appears to malfunction it maybe possible to restore it by reformatting it. Insert the flash drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management.
Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Healthy.

You need to format the external drive. Format the drive as primary drive and in FAT32. (FAT32 will allow data to be exchanged between MACs and PCs).
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Hi, i had a problem on my laptap compact presario c767tu, during or everytime i inserted a usb either on the 3 ports then after reading the usb,there is a message appear,i dont know if this is an error or...

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Hello ak1979 ...

1. You're plugging in your Transend USB flash drive to your computer's USB port (as you've done many times successfully before with this SAME flash drive)?

2. It says "windows not recognise usb drive due to malfunction"?
a. Is that EXECTLY what the error says?
b. Is "it" an error dialog (window that pops up), or an error message from your Windows Event error logs? If a dialog, are there any pertinent error message entries in your Windows Event (System) log [Start > Run > type "eventvwr.msc" (without quotes), then "OK"]?

Try a bit of deductive troubleshooting:
  1. Restart (Reboot) your system [for a fresh start, if you will].
  2. Try plugging in your USB flash drive again, but in a DIFFERENT USB port.
  3. Try plugging in ANY OTHER "known good" USB device into the same USB port(s) used thus far that failed.
NOTE: If you EVER get any indication Windows recognizes the flash drive (like no error msg, or it shows in "My Computer"), IMMEDIATELY perform a "Check Disk" on it:
  1. Start > Run... > type "cmd" (without quotes), then "OK".
  2. Type "chkdsk DRIVE_LTR: /f" (without quotes), then hit "Enter" [where DRIVE_LTR is the drive letter of your USB drive]. EXAMPLE: chkdsk E: /f
Good luck, and please post back:
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  • if you have any further questions.
  • to let me know how things work out.
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1. Do not connect the webcam to your computer before installing the drivers. If you accidentally begin installation with the webcam connected, the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears. Click the Cancel button.
2. Insert the disk. If you are definitely having problems with the drivers on that disk, then download this updated driver pack. It is a zip file you must unpack to a folder.

3. Click the names of the drivers and applications you want to install on your computer.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. You may be asked, after an application is installed, if you want to restart you computer. Do not restart your computer until all the drivers and applications are installed.
5. Connect the webcam's USB cable to an available USB port on your computer and wait for Windows to detect the device.
6. When the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears, select Install the software automatically (Recommended), and then click the Next button.
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8.Installation will complete.
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